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much. >>> politico senior reporter joins me now from arming on the, virginia. ken, good morning. over the weekend some local politicia politicians, including new york congressman peter king, a republican, joined that protest against ground zero center. does this battle help or hurt either side of this political e divide? >> polls show that americans, as many as 70%, think that this mosque should not be located there, not necessary any that they don't think it hats a right to be located but rather that it's in bad taste. the issue is how do opponents of the mosque who tend to be republican or at least tmost of them, how do they use this in a way that doesn't offend the sensibility of many americans who see opponents and protests to the mosques an infringement on the freedom of right of religion. >> i want to read a little more of what general petraeus told the "wall street journal" about this koran burning by this minister in florida. it could endanger the overall effort. it is precisely the kind of action the taliban uses and could cause significant problems. not just here, be everyw
black farmers association. just traveled from virginia to new york with his mule named struggle. today he stood on the courthouse steps in lower manhattan to call on the senate to act. mr. boyd, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. what's the next legal step here, john? >> well, i'm hopeful, you know, that the senate will act here after they come back from recess on september 13th. >> well, they haven't for 11 years. >> they haven't for 11 years and that was one reason why i brought my mule to new york city today to raise the visibility and to let new yorkers and the world know that black farmers have not received their settlement and the congress -- the senate basically has failed seven times to pass this bill. >> boyd -- mr. boyd, i'm told that it takes a black farmer 400 days to process a loan with the usda compared to 30 days for white farms. is that true? >> that's very true, and it's really a national disgrace that we have statistics like that. >> why? >> and black farmers have been losing land. >> it's based on discrimination in farm lending programs. >> what
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